HTC Is Releasing A Blockchain Phone

HTC Is Releasing A Blockchain Phone

HTC mysteriously announced a new product yesterday with little fanfare. The new Exodus series of smartphones will feature integrated blockchain technology. You’re probably asking, “why do I need that?” HTC hopes is will be a huge step towards consumer privacy.

HTC exec Phill Chen said, “I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc) without the need for central authorities. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe the mobile hardware layer can contribute significantly to our new decentralized world.” While this sounds great, the question remains… will consumers buy it?

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